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Report For Defense Department Ranks Top Threats From 'Synthetic Biology' - NPR

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 15:05

NPR

Report For Defense Department Ranks Top Threats From 'Synthetic Biology'
NPR
New genetic tools are making it easier and cheaper to engineer viruses and bacteria, and a report commissioned by the Department of Defense has now ranked the top threats posed by the rapidly advancing field of "synthetic biology." One of the biggest ...
US military wants to know what synthetic-biology weapons could look likeMIT Technology Review
Urgent need to prepare for manmade virus attacks, says US government reportThe Guardian
Study Group: Synthetic Biology Could Pose a Major Threat to the United StatesNational Defense Magazine
CDC -Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan -NPR -JHSPH Center for Health Security
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FDA expands Salmonella-melon warning to more than 20 states - WDBJ7

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 15:04

WDBJ7

FDA expands Salmonella-melon warning to more than 20 states
WDBJ7
The count of states where pre-cut melon tied to several Salmonella infections has more than doubled in just a few days. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration are investigating the outbreak of Salmonella ...
Here are the 9 things this top food safety lawyer won't eat at home or in a restaurantMiami Herald
Salmonella outbreaks have included IllinoisNewton Press Mentor

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RFK's assassination: A medical analysis of his injuries and neurosurgical care - Science Codex

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 14:36

Science Codex

RFK's assassination: A medical analysis of his injuries and neurosurgical care
Science Codex
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (JUNE 19, 2018). This month marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Struck by bullets on June 5, 1968, following his victory speech at the California Democratic Party presidential primary, ...

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After Opioid Overdose, Only 30 Percent Get Medicine To Treat Addiction - Washington Post

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 13:01

Washington Post

After Opioid Overdose, Only 30 Percent Get Medicine To Treat Addiction
Washington Post
More than 115 Americans die every day of opioid overdose. Many more survive thanks to the antidote medication, naloxone. But a study out Monday finds that just 3 in 10 patients revived by an EMT or in an emergency room received the follow-up medication ...
Opioid addiction drugs severely underutilized, study findsFOX43.com
Methadone and buprenorphine reduce risk of death after opioid overdoseEurekAlert (press release)
After An Overdose, Patients Aren't Getting Treatments That Could Prevent The Next OneNPR
Healio -Laboratory Equipment -MedPage Today -WFSB
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My husband has been on the ketogenic diet for three months. Here's how he does it. - TBO.com

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:04

TBO.com

My husband has been on the ketogenic diet for three months. Here's how he does it.
TBO.com
This week I wrote about something with which I have become very familiar: the ketogenic diet. If you're like, "Huh?" you are where I was three months ago, before my husband, Phil, embarked on the weight-loss regimen. The keto diet is a high-fat, low ...

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Research shows how a moderate dose of alcohol protects the heart - Medical Xpress

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 09:45

Medical Xpress

Research shows how a moderate dose of alcohol protects the heart
Medical Xpress
For at least 20 years, research has shown that for many people, moderate consumption of alcohol can protect the heart, but the reason for this is poorly understood. Now, study conducted at the University of São Paulo's Biomedical Science Institute (ICB ...

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VIDEO: ER doctor seen mocking, cursing at patient suspended - WTVD-TV

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 09:22

WTVD-TV

VIDEO: ER doctor seen mocking, cursing at patient suspended
WTVD-TV
A Northern California emergency room doctor has been suspended after cursing and mocking a man who said he had an anxiety attack. The San Jose Mercury News reports that Dr. Beth Keegstra, a contract doctor with El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos, was ...
Video Shows ER Doctor Mock Man During Anxiety Attack: 'He must be dead!'wnep.com
'Are you dead, sir?' doctor asks patient in video that led to her removal from Los Gatos hospitalThe Mercury News
Bay Area doctor suspended after incident with patient goes viralSFGate
El Camino Hospital -The Mercury News
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An Alternative To Foster Care For Babies Born To Opioid-Addicted Moms - NPR

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 09:09

NPR

An Alternative To Foster Care For Babies Born To Opioid-Addicted Moms
NPR
For most of her childhood, growing up in southeastern Pennsylvania, Kelly Zimmerman felt alone and anxious. She despaired when her mother was depressed or working late shifts; when her parents fought nonstop; when her friends wanted to come over, ...
CenteringParenting | Centering Healthcare InstituteCentering Healthcare Institute
Substance Use, the Opioid Epidemic, and the Child Welfare System: Key Findings from a Mixed Methods StudyOffice of The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation - HHS.gov
Berks County Children & Youth ServicesBerks County
Children's Home of Reading -National Conference of State Legislatures
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As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients - NPR

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 09:02

NPR

As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients
NPR
Plants need carbon dioxide to live. But its effects on them are complicated. As the level of carbon dioxide in the air continues to rise because of climate change, scientists are trying to pin down how the plants we eat are being impacted. Mounting ...
Carbon dioxide (CO2) levels this century will alter the protein, micronutrients, and vitamin content of rice grains ...Science Advances
Samuel Myers | Harvard University Center for the EnvironmentHarvard University Center for the Environment
Less Nutritious Grains May Be In Our FutureNPR
USDA ARS -USDA ARS
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Disease found to kill monk seals also puts people at risk - KHON2

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 08:28

KHON2

Disease found to kill monk seals also puts people at risk
KHON2
HONOLULU (KHON2) - Three Hawaiian monk seals found dead on Oahu last month were caused by a disease called toxoplasmosis. It's a disease that's spread through cat feces. People are also at risk, especially pregnant women. Officials tell us there are ...
Monk Seal Deaths on Oahu Linked to Parasite Found in CatsU.S. News & World Report
Fatal feline feces: Scientists discover cause for recent monk seal deathsHawaii News Now

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Does marijuana increase sexual desire? - CNN

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 08:05

CNN

Does marijuana increase sexual desire?
CNN
Ian Kerner is a licensed couples therapist, writer and contributor on the topic of sex for CNN. (CNN) In the movie "Annie Hall," the titular character likes to smoke a joint at bedtime because, she says, it relaxes her and helps get her in the mood for ...

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US could back 1st pot-derived medicine, and some are worried - San Francisco Chronicle

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 06:48

San Francisco Chronicle

US could back 1st pot-derived medicine, and some are worried
San Francisco Chronicle
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A British pharmaceutical company is getting closer to a decision on whether the U.S government will approve the first prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant, but parents who for years have used cannabis to ...

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Smoking Hits New Low; About 14 Percent of US Adults Light Up - U.S. News & World Report

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 04:59

U.S. News & World Report

Smoking Hits New Low; About 14 Percent of US Adults Light Up
U.S. News & World Report
NEW YORK (AP) — Smoking in the U.S. has hit another all-time low. About 14 percent of U.S adults were smokers last year, down from about 16 percent the year before, government figures show. There hadn't been much change the previous two years, but ...
Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of American adults light upTribune-Review
Tobacco: What You Don't Know Can Kill YouVoice of America

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Artificial trans fats, widely linked to heart disease, officially banned - The Mercury News

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 00:21

The Mercury News

Artificial trans fats, widely linked to heart disease, officially banned
The Mercury News
By Caitlin Dewey | The Washington Post. Once ubiquitous in everything from frozen pizza to coffee creamer to popcorn, artificial trans fats are — as of Monday — banished from U.S. restaurants and grocery stores. Food-makers have had three years to ...

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It Was Supposed to Be an Unbiased Study of Drinking. They Wanted to Call It 'Cheers.' - New York Times

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 18:31

New York Times

It Was Supposed to Be an Unbiased Study of Drinking. They Wanted to Call It 'Cheers.'
New York Times
Buried in a new N.I.H. report are disturbing examples of coordination between scientists and the alcohol industry on a study that could have changed America's drinking habits. By Roni Caryn Rabin. June 18, 2018. Image. CreditBenjamin Norman for The New ...
Health Highlights: June 18, 2018HealthDay
ACD Working Group for Review of the Moderate Alcohol and Cardiovascular ... - NIH Advisory Committee to the DirectorNIH Advisory Committee to the Director

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Former Pennsylvania governor was diagnosed with Parkinson's 3 1/2 years ago - CBS News

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:45

CBS News

Former Pennsylvania governor was diagnosed with Parkinson's 3 1/2 years ago
CBS News
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said Monday that he was diagnosed 3½ years ago with Parkinson's disease, but said he believes that treatment has stopped the progression of the disease and he has maintained his ...
Rendell, ex-Pennsylvania governor, says he has Parkinson'sABC News
Former Pa. Gov. Ed Rendell announces he has Parkinson's DiseasePhilly.com
Former Gov. Ed Rendell says he has Parkinson's diseasePennLive.com
PoliticsPA -6abc.com
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How 'Helicopter' Parenting Impedes a Child's Development - HealthDay

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:00

HealthDay

How 'Helicopter' Parenting Impedes a Child's Development
HealthDay
By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter. MONDAY, June 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Overcontrolling moms and dads -- so-called "helicopter" parents -- can stunt their children's emotional development, new research warns. Directing every move a toddler ...
Helicopter parenting may negatively affect children's emotional well-being, behaviorMedical Xpress
Leave those kids alone: 'helicopter parenting' linked to behavioural problemsThe Guardian
Helicopter parenting is bad for kids, psychologists warnTreehugger

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Brain Balance's approach breaks down into three broad categories: academic, nutrition and sensory-motor. - NPR

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:12

NPR

Brain Balance's approach breaks down into three broad categories: academic, nutrition and sensory-motor.
NPR
The academic exercises focus on the same areas targeted by many after-school tutoring programs. The nutritional component recommends decreasing a child's intake of gluten, dairy and refined sugar. The third, and most complex, prong of Brain Balance's ...
'Cutting-Edge' Program For Children With Autism And ADHD Rests On Razor-Thin EvidenceWBUR
Clean Eating Nutrition Plan for Kids | Brain Balance Centers - Brain Balance Achievement CentersBrain Balance Achievement Centers
Robert J - 1pdf.net1pdf.net
Youtu.be
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'Cutting-Edge' Program For Children With Autism And ADHD Rests On Razor-Thin Evidence - NPR

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:12

NPR

'Cutting-Edge' Program For Children With Autism And ADHD Rests On Razor-Thin Evidence
NPR
Stephanie and Natalie enrolled their older son in sessions at a Brain Balance Achievement Center in the hope that it would help him make friends. Hokyoung Kim for NPR hide caption. toggle caption. Hokyoung Kim for NPR. Stephanie and Natalie enrolled ...

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